Re: [asa] health care (corrected)

From: John Burgeson (ASA member) <>
Date: Sat Sep 26 2009 - 16:40:58 EDT

On 9/26/09, Alexanian, Moorad <> wrote:
> I had no health care until I got my first job after my Ph.D., which was my
> choice. I suppose, if I had died before that time, I would have become one
> of the 45,000.

What if you had been hit by a car whose driver was uninsured and had,
as a result, $100,000 of medical bills? I suppose you would have
declared bankruptcy and gone on with your life. But without insurance,
I doubt if you would have gotten adaquate treatment, outside or the
E.R. or therapy thereafter as few health providers can afford to give
their services for free (they must eat, too).

So, to some extent, I see you as freeloading during those days. I
hasten to add that I did the same thing; I was not particularly aware
of the issues in those days.

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